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FOOD, FAITH, AND JUSTICE: HOLY COMMUNION FOR THE WHOLE CREATION

This dynamic course will integrate a theology of holy communion with a critical examination of how we produce, distribute, and consume “our daily bread” in today’s economy, while also exploring practical ways individuals and communities can participate in alternative food practices that are holy, healthy and just. 

May 20-24, 2013, Daily Schedule  

Indoor Class Time: 8-11:30 a.m.
Lunch and Travel: 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Outdoor Field Learning: 1:30-4 p.m. (Various Locations)

DAILY OR 5-DAY PASSES TO CLASS SESSIONS AVAILABLE FOR LIFELONG LEARNING STUDENTS

Each day functions as a freestanding learning experience including: a theological focus on God’s invitation to participate in loving communion through a unique set of table practices; a critical examination of modern industrial agriculture’s destructive effects on people and the land; and practical strategies to help build a more sustainable and just food economy. Classes may be taken as individual days or may be purchased as a 5-Day series (see pricing below).

REGISTRATION FOR COURSE CREDIT

Course credit is available for Garrett-Evangelical and ACTS students through the normal registration procedures. The deadline for traditional students to register is May 1, 2013.


FIELD LEARNING

In addition to the morning class, which will include lectures, select media presentations, and discussion, there is the daily opportunity to share a communal meal with other participants and to spend the afternoon in hands-on learning experiences around the Chicago area.  Persons interested in the full-day option should contact Shay Craig, coordinator for External Programs, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or 847.866.4547.


COURSE INSTRUCTOR

Tim Eberhart

  

  

Dr. Timothy R. Eberhart is the Visiting Assistant Professor of Moral and Public Theology at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary.  He teaches in the areas of theology and ethics, concentrating on the relation of Christian doctrine to economic, environmental, and political theory.  He also serves as Garrett-Evangelical’s representative for the newly formed Seminary Stewardship Alliance (SSA), a consortium of schools dedicated to reconnecting Christians with the biblical mandate to care for God's creation.  He received his B.A. from St. Olaf College, his M.Div. from Vanderbilt Divinity School, and his Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University.  Professor Eberhart is an ordained elder in the Dakotas Conference of the United Methodist Church and has served as a youth director, campus chaplain, and local pastor.  Before coming to Garrett-Evangelical, he was the Coordinator for the Project in Leadership and Sustainability in the Cal Turner Program for Moral Leadership in the Professions at Vanderbilt.  He has taught extensively in local church and community settings on a range of theological and ethical issues.  He and his wife Rev. Becky Eberhart, the Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Management at Garrett-Evangelical, and their three children reside in Evanston, Illinois.  

 

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Register for Food, Faith, and Justice (Five Day Pass)
May 20-24, 2013 | $250 (A $50 Savings for All Five Days) 

Daily Schedule
Class Time: Monday through Friday, 8-11:30 a.m.
Lunch and Travel: 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Field Learning: 1:30-4 p.m.

 

    
Monday Pass F

Register for Monday, May 20
Class Time: 8-11:30 a.m. | $60

Land, Soil, and Access 

  • Theological Focus: Jesus Christ Invites All

  • Critique:  In today’s industrial agro-economy, more and more people are cut off from access to the good earth. 

  • Practice: We are called to follow the inclusive grace of Jesus Christ by ensuring that all have access to the means of life by supporting common land ownership, community gardens, land reform, etc.

  • Field Learning: Community Garden

 

    
Tuesday Pass F

Register for Tuesday, May 21
Class Time: 8-11:30 a.m. | $60

Community of Creation

  • Theological Theme: The Holy Spirit Joins Everyone Together

  • Critique: Agro-industrial models of production fragment eco-systems and communities.

  • Practice: We are called to abide in the Spirit by participating in forms of food production that integrate the diverse members of ecosystems and food communities in healthful ways. 

  • Field Learning: Permaculture Design
    
Wednesday Pass F

Register for Wednesday, May 22
Class Time: 8-11:30 a.m. | $60

Economics for the Earth  

  • Theological Theme: The Father/Mother Nourishes Every Body

  • Critique: Petroleum-based, monocrop agriculture is ravishing the land, polluting our waterways, and contributing to climate change.

  • Practice: We honor God by growing and consuming our food in ways that respect the limits and needs of the biosphere.

  • Field Learning: Sustainable Production
    
Thursday Pass F

Register for Thursday, May 23
Class Time: 8-11:30 a.m. | $60

Cooperative Power

  • Theological Theme: The Triune God Arranges Guests as Companions

  • Critique: Modern agriculture is marked by the increasing consolidation of power and wealth among a few agro-business monopolies.

  • Practice: We are called to conform our lives to the triune God by rebuilding our local food economies and supporting worker owned and governed food cooperatives.

  • Field Learning: Worker-Owned Coop  
    
Friday Pass F

Register for Friday, May 24
Class Time: 8-11:30 a.m. | $60

Feasting toward a Better World

  • Theological Theme: The Lord God Grants Permission to Begin

  • Critique: The present food system is marred by domination and the control of corporations over the foundations of life (e.g. Seeds, DNA).

  • Practice: Christians are called to celebrate God’s kingdom by participating in the emergence of an alternative food economy which serves rather than destroys life.

  • Field Learning: Seminary Garden

Celebrating Over 25 Years of Leadership in Spiritual Formation Studies

The Rueben P. Job Institute for Spiritual Formation

Rueben JobGarrett-Evangelical offers a number of continuing education opportunities for spiritual formation studies headed by the Rueben P. Job Institute for Spiritual Formation.

Named in honor of our Distinguished Alum, Bishop Rueben P. Job, the Institute is pleased to partner with Hearts on Fire: United Methodist Spiritual Directors and Retreat Leaders and A Covenant Community of Spiritual Directors in launching continuing education courses in spiritual formation/direction. 

Learn more at www.ruebenjobinstitute.org

Endowed Chair in Spiritual Formation is a First Among Protestant Seminaries

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The establishment of the Rueben P. Job Chair in Spiritual Formation affirms Garrett-Evangelical’s deep and abiding commitment to nurture spiritual leaders. This faculty position will help ensure that the church has leaders who are not only intellectually prepared to serve God and others, but who are spiritually formed in Christ so God can use them to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

- President Philip A. Amerson


Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary has long been at the forefront of spiritual formation studies and we are just getting started. In January 2013, the Seminary fully-funded the Rueben P. Job Chair in Spiritual Formation ($2 million), a first among Protestant seminaries in the United States. The Rueben P. Job Endowed Chair in Spiritual Formation will uniquely position Garrett-Evangelical to further develop and enhance spiritual formation studies for generations to come.


Rigorous Academics Paired with Profound Spiritual Formation

Through rigourous academics paired with profound spiritual formation, Garrett-Evangelical is committed to spiritual formation studies at the masters, doctoral, and certification levels offering:

To learn more about any of these programs, go to www.garrett.edu/programs or contact the Admissions Office and request information. 


Bold Leaders for the Church, the Academy and the World

Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary has prepared men and women for ministry for over 160 years. On the campus of Northwestern University, upon the shores of Lake Michigan and on the outskirts of Chicago, Garrett-Evangelical is a place to nuture mind, body, and spirit.

Garrett-Evangelical is a community that honors and embodies our mission to prepare skilled, bold and articulate leaders who share the transforming love of Jesus Christ. Come see for yourself the ways in which our commitments to critical and creative reasoning, spiritual formation and prophetic participation in society are lived out in community with one another and the world around us.

World Renowned Faculty Dedicated to the Practice of Ministry and Spiritual Formation


Our faculty is one of Garrett-Evangelical's greatest assets. They are widely recognized for their expertise, scholarship, and leadership in the church and academy. Among them Dr. Dwight Judy, Professor of Spiritual Formation, has served as parish pastor, academic administrator of two graduate programs, retreat leader, retreat center director, spiritual director, and faculty member. Judy has authored many articles and books including his new book, A Quiet Pentecost: Inviting the Spirit into Congregational Life (Upper Room Books, 2013).  

 

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Perspectives on Theology and Church

Perspectives on Theology and Church is published by Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary. The Garrett-Evangelical community of Christian scholars maintains a strong record of producing work relevant to the theology and practice of the church today. This page will continue to be updated with papers, essays, and event proceedings for dissemination to both the academy and the church.

Uniformity versus Independence: Reflections on Theology
No. 1 | November 2012

As United Methodism continues to extend beyond its North American borders in a self-declared effort to be a “worldwide” church, it confronts the challenge of expanding its intellectual horizons to match its global aspirations. On April 15-16, 2012, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary gathered a group of United Methodist scholars and church leaders to discuss this challenge. The participants framed the challenge by asking: For our witness to be credible, persuasive, and effective as a global church, do United Methodists need to cultivate a global theological imagination? If so, what should such an imagination look like? What questions and issues should be on the agenda of any United Methodist theological work that assumes this global responsibility? How would such a global theological vision impact the character, scope, and future of theology in and for The United Methodist Church? 

Keynote Address

Uniformity versus Independence: Reflections on Theology 
for a Global United Methodist Church (PDF)

By Robert Cummings Neville
Professor of Philosophy, Religion, and Theology at Boston University

To view Uniformity versus Independence as an online publication with the best reading experience, including fullscreen and zoom capabilities, click on cover below.

 

Recommendations and Reflections

A Response to Uniformity versus Independence by Consultant Participants
A Global United Methodist Church: Recommendations for Reflection
 (PDF)


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Welcome to Academics

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Welcome to the Academic Affairs website!  Our goal is to keep our curriculum relevant to the needs of the church, the academy, and the world.  We are proud of the ethnic, racial, gender, and international diversity of our faculty and student body.  We are committed to retaining this diversity and multicultural integration in our learning both in and out of the classroom.

Academic Affairs welcomes your interest and we encourage you to be in contact with our office as you choose a school for theological education and preparation for various forms of ministry. May God bless you in this most exciting journey into theological education!

Dr. Luis R. Rivera
Vice President for Academic Affairs and Academic Dean

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Resources

Course Syllabi

Links to course syllabi can be found here.

Academic Calendars

3-year calendar 2013-2016

Academic Calendar 2013-2014

3-year Calendar 2014-2017

Academic Calendar 2014-2015

Academic Catalog

Click here to download the Academic Catalog.

Student Forms

Current students can find all Student Forms through MyGETS.

United Methodist Programs

Garrett-Evangelical works in cooperation with United Methodist district committees of ministry and conference boards of ordained ministry to assist students as they clarify their call to ministry, engage in spiritual formation, and develop the understandings, skills, and practices for faithful church leadership.

  • Students seeking ordination as elder in The United Methodist Church usually enroll in the Master of Divinity program (though the Course of Study School may be an option; see below). Most students are full-time; however some of the program may be completed part-time.
  • Students seeking ordination as deacon in The United Methodist Church may enroll in the Master of Divinity program, one of the Master of Arts programs, or in the Basic Graduate Theological Studies (BGTS) program. Students may enroll in these programs full-time or, as in-ministry students, take intensive courses in January and summer terms.
  • Students seeking certification in Christian education, evangelism, music ministry, spiritual formation, children's ministry, or youth ministry may complete educational requirements either in a degree program or in January and summer terms.  More information about UM certification is available from the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry.
  • Garrett-Evangelical also participates with the United Methodist General Board of Higher Education and Ministry in providing a Course of Study School for those seeking to serve in ministry as "local pastors." The Basic Course of Study Program is provided in English, Spanish, and Hmong.  Courses for those interested in Advanced Course of Study, leading to ordination as an elder, are also available.

Transcripts

Transcripts

You may now request transcripts online through the Alum/StudentWeb portal using a credit card.  Login using your ID number and passcode and then select Grades-Transcripts from the menu to the left.  Click on the link to Order an Official Transcript and provide the requested information.

Alternatively, you may request a transcript by completing this form and mailing or faxing it to the registrar. Your signature is required. Requests cannot be taken over the phone. The first transcript is free; subsequent copies cost $5.00 each. In an emergency, a transcript may be faxed for an additional $3.00, in addition to the $5.00 mailed copy.

Mail the form to:
Registrar's Office 
Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary 
2121 Sheridan Road 
Evanston, IL 60201

Or, fax it to: 
847.866.3884 
Attn: Registrar's Office

Lifelong Learning

Garrett-Evangelical is committed to the belief that all faithful learning is lifelong learning. We are called to help laity, clergy and church leadership throughout the world as they grow in their understanding of their faith in their lives and communities.  Garrett-Evangelical, a world leader in quality theological education, offers classes in the traditional classroom environment, in innovative, non traditional learning environments, on the internet, and with cutting edge programs that enable us to reach new audiences in every location and in every faith tradition. 

We invite you to explore the tabs below to discover programs in lay education, continuing education, distance learning, leadership training, classes for personal and professional spiritual development. For additional information or questions regarding any of our Lifelong Learning programs, contact Shay Craig or Jim Noseworthy in the External Programs Office.

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Jim Noseworthy
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External Programs
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Shay Craig
Coordinator of
External Programs
E-mail
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Leadership Coaching

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GPSS (God, Person, Self, System) Leadership Coaching is a partnership between Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary and the Samaritan Training and Resource Center that provides Garrett-Evangelical alumni/ea with personal Leadership Coaching. The coaching will be provided by experienced clergy or counselors who have been trained to apply action driven, results oriented and solution focused support as you address the specific, present-moment challenges of your new appointment or employment.

GPSS Leadership Coaches guide individuals and groups to maximize their impact through exploring and expanding vision, unlocking potential and reaching desired goals with increased confidence, competency and commitment.

To see how a personal coach can benefit you, visit the GPSS Coaching website now.



Earn CEUs Online

IntersectionlogoIntersection is an innovative continuing education program that allows you to earn Continuing Education Units online with engaging and thought-provoking content. Intersection incorporates lectures by and reflection with the distinguished faculty of Garrett-Evangelical. Over the course of the academic year, faculty members present lectures to the seminary community and public on topics ranging from theology, biblical interpretation and church history to the church in society. The lectures are videotaped and made available right from the seminary’s website.

To see a list of available lectures and to enroll, visit the Intersection webpage now.

Institute for Spiritual Formation

The Rueben Job Institute for Spiritual Formation

Rueben JobThe Rueben Job Institute is an initiative for continuing education in spiritual formation, developed by Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary. We are pleased to honor Bishop Rueben Job in this initiative. As an alumnus of Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, Bishop Job’s ministry has pioneered spiritual formation practices within the United Methodist Church. Garrett-Evangelical has continued this pioneering work through the development of the United Methodist Professional Certification in Spiritual Formation and spiritual formation/direction specializations throughout our degree programs.

The Rueben Job Institute offers a number of online courses for continuing education credit. Some of the upcoming courses include: Spiritual Direction during Crises of ImpassA Quiet Pentecost: Imagining and Enhancing your Spiritual Direction/Formation Ministry, and Henri Nouwen: Journey to Perfection through Imperfection. A full listing of courses is available here.

To learn more about the Institute, go to http://www.ruebenjobinstitute.org.

AMBS Students at Garrett-Evangelical

To assist students at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary (AMBS) in meeting United Methodist ordination requirements, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary will be offering a concentration in United Methodist Studies.  This concentration consists of five courses which meet six key United Methodist educational requirements - United Methodist History, Doctrine, and Polity; Evangelism; Mission of the Church in the World; and Worship.  More information about specific courses and the requirements that they meet can be found below.

Process

AMBS students interested in studying at Garrett-Evangelical will complete a Guest Student registration form and submit it to the AMBS registrar for approval. The AMBS registrar will then forward approved forms to the Garrett-Evangelical registrar for registration. The form should be completed at least 4 weeks before the term starts in which a student wishes to take a class.  This form is available linked below as well as on the AMBS website.  Information about term begin and end dates as well as registration and other deadlines can be found on the appropriate academic calendar on the Office of the Registrar portal page.

AMBS guest students will be contacted once the course registration has been received and processed; the student will also be notified should the course be full or become unavailable.  The guest student will be given login information for the Garrett-Evangelical online portal and Moodle learning management system with instructions for accessing these sites once registration is complete.

AMBS Guest Student Registration Form

United Methodist Concentration Courses

Information about the specific courses being offered to meet the United Methodist Concentration requirements can be found below.  These documents are sorted first by requirement and then by term.  Students wishing to complete the concentration must take either both on campus United Methodist Studies courses or the three online Untied Methodist Studies courses and then choose one of the courses listed for each of the other requirement categories.  You may contact Rev. Vince McGlothin-Eller, Garrett-Evangelical registrar, if you have questions about any of these courses.

2013-2014 Academic Year

Additional Courses

Additional courses are available for guest students with the approval of the AMBS registrar.  These courses might be used to fulfill other educational requirements or interests but do not meet the requirements for the United Methodist Concentration.

2013-2014 Academic Year

Academic Policies

AMBS guest students are expected to comply with the academic policies and procedures of Garrett-Evangelical while taking Garrett-Evangelical courses. An electronic version of the Academic Handbook can be found on the Office of the Registrar portal page.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition is charged for each course based on the number of hours enrolled. Current fees can be found on the Tuition and Fees tab on the main Garrett-Evangelical website. AMBS guest students will be charged at the Masters level.
**Tuition and fees are subject to change.**

Guest students can pay with a credit card either online through the Garrett-Evangelical portal or by calling the Garrett-Evangelical cashier (847.866.3917).  Payments may also be made by check.  Failure to pay before the term begins will result in a business hold.  Guest students who are placed on hold will not be able to take further courses at Garrett-Evangelical and will not receive grades until the hold is cleared. Guest students are not eligible for financial aid from Garrett-Evangelical.

Housing

If an AMBS guest student will require housing on Garrett-Evangelical's campus, they can contact the office of housing at 847.866.3950.

You can also find additional information about housing on our main website.  Guest students coming for January or summer intensives will need to complete a housing application.

Getting to Campus

For those traveling to Garrett-Evangelical, you can find directions and travel information on our Maps page.

AMBS and Garrett-Evangelical Partnership

    

Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary is pleased to announce a new partnership with Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary (AMBS) in Elkhart, Indiana.  In June of 2011, the University Senate of The United Methodist Church endorsed this partnership.  This new initiative is designed to assist students at AMBS in meeting United Methodist ordination requirements through a concentration in United Methodist Studies and to provide students at Garrett-Evangelical the opportunity to obtain a concentration in Peace Studies.

Garrett-Evangelical will be providing regular and multiple opportunities to fulfill requirements for United Methodist ordination through a concentration in United Methodist Studies for Master of Divinity students at AMBS.  In return, AMBS will provide a set of courses for a concentration in Peace Studies.  Some of these courses will be made available online, some by intensive courses in January and the summer, and some during regular semester terms on the campuses in Evanston or Elkhart.  Another component of the partnership is that each school will also provide staff to advise students in fulfilling the expectations for these programs.

Intersection: Where Cutting-Edge Scholarship Meets Online Convenience

Intersection is an innovative continuing education program that allows you to earn Continuing Education Units online with engaging and thought-provoking content.  Intersection incorporates lectures by and reflection with the distinguished faculty of Garrett-Evangelical. Over the course of the academic year, faculty members present Intersection lectures to the seminary community and public on topics ranging from theology, biblical interpretation, church history and the church in society. These lectures include retirement lectures that celebrate the accomplishments and careers of our renowned scholars, sabbatical lectures which showcase current research and exploration, and mark professional milestones and accolades.  The lectures are videotaped and made available right from the seminary's website.

Who Benefits

Intersection lectures can be used to earn Continuing Education Units for clergy and laity. By completing a three-step CEU Lecture Program, individuals can earn .5 (half) Continuing Education Units for each lecture and associated activity. This three-step process is as follows:

  1. Watch the video taped presentation online or attend future faculty lecture in person
  2. Complete an assigned reading
  3. Write a reflective paper, which will be reviewed by a Garrett-Evangelical faculty member

Intersection can be completed entirely online or on campus. There is a $50 fee, which covers registration and enrollment costs.  Garrett-Evangelical adheres to the CEU policy set forth by the Society for the Advancement of Continuing Education for Ministry (SACEM) that five hours equals .5 (half) CEU.

Next Steps

To get started choose which lecture you would like to watch and then click "Enroll Now."  Once registered the Office of External Programs will provide you with the necessary materials to get started.

Prefer to register by phone or email?  Have additional questions?  Contact the Office of External Programs at 847.866.4547 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


 

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ENROLL NOW

Dr. David Hogue
Brain Matters: Toward a Practical
Theology of Human Connectedness

Recorded on September 14, 2011

This lecture sketches recent developments in the neurosciences and explores their implications for a practical theology of human relationality. Of particular interest will be human capacities for empathy and love, provocative hints about what goes wrong in relationships, and hopeful signs for their restoration.

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Dr. Brent Waters
Dead Reckoning:
Eschatology and Ethics
Recorded on September 21, 2011

This lecture charts a trajectory for the Christian moral life between what Dr. Waters calls “the poles of anticipatory remembrance and imaginative restlessness.”

Influenced by pastoral theologian and faculty colleague Dr. David Hogue and his book, Remembering the Future, Imagining the Past, Waters examines the relationship between eschatology and ethics by likening the Christian moral life to the ancient mariners and early pilots who, when unequipped with charts and instrumentation, employed what is known as “dead reckoning.”

 

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Dr. Stephen Ray
Theology and the Unimaginable
Recorded on September 28, 2011

The lecture will be an exploration of how the Church can in a theologically responsible way conceive of forgiveness in the face of genocide; particularly when it unfolds in the midst of Christian communities and is facilitated by the actions of the faithful.

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Dr. Ruth Duck
Vital Worship for the Twenty-First Century
Recorded on October 5, 2011

Based on the final chapter of Dr. Duck’s forthcoming textbook, Worship for the Whole People of God, this lecture focuses on the new and promising developments in North American worship.

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Dr. James Poling
The Ambiguity of God and Humans
Recorded on October 26, 2011

In his retirement lecture, Poling explores the concept of ambiguity as a helpful concept for human religious life. In Jesus’s life, the cross and nonviolence are signs that show us the connections between human ambiguity and God’s ambiguity. This lecture is drawn from his recent book: Rethinking Faith: A Constructive Practical Theology (Fortress Press, 2011).

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Dr. Ron Anderson
Apotaxis and Ethics: The Baptismal Renunications and Christian Discipleship
Recorded on March 7, 2012

Dr. Anderson will explore the implications of the recovery of the apotaxis and syntaxis in the baptismal liturgies of many mainline protestant churches in the USA. In particular, the current United Methodist baptismal liturgy to explore how the baptismal renunciation and affirmation provide a framework for the development of a Christian ethic and a pattern of Christian discipleship

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Dr. Cheryl Anderson
Standing at the Edge of the Mississippi:
Reflections on a Different Paradigm for Theological Education
Recorded on March 21, 2012

Dr. Anderson’s lecture will propose helping students to develop their own socio-historical narratives as a connecting thread that weaves together their seminary coursework.

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Trabajo de Curso

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Plan de Estudios

Filosofía del Programa: Enseñanza y Aprendizaje Contextualizada

El liderazgo profético y espiritual efectivo esta siempre arraigado en la experiencia humana y en las historias, tradiciones, y culturas de las comunidades. El curso de Estudio propone preparar lideres pastorales proféticos y espirituales para la Iglesia. Mientras reconoce que el Evangelio es trascendente y por ende transcultural, también debe ser afirmado que la fe encuentra su significado en la vida.

Es importante entonces desarrollar diversos métodos de enseñanza que sean apropiados para contextos diversos. Enseñanza efectiva para la formación de líderes pastorales requiere la consideración de diversos factores que moldeen las experiencias de los estudiantes y sus convicciones de fe. También debe considerar el contexto del ministerio del estudiante. Lenguaje, cultura, economía, realidades eclesiásticas y políticas son todos parte del contexto social en el cual personas expresan su liderazgo pastoral.

Ejemplos:

  • Un curso sobre predicación puede ser ensenado permitiéndole a esos que vienen de tradiciones orales a enfocarse en el desarrollo de su presentación oral del sermón por encima y sobre el desarrollo del sermón en forma manuscrita.
  • Un curso sobre la Biblia puede incluir una examinación de las circunstancias de la vida de la comunidad donde el pastor esta sirviendo. Esto le proveerá al pastor la oportunidad de mejorar su habilidad para enseñar las escrituras en formas que sean mas significativas a esos en la congregación mientras la enseñanza pastoral se basa mas en las luchas y alegrías diarias de las personas.
  • Puede ser que el Evangelismo necesite ser enseñado reconociendo que el evangelismo efectivo en comunidades urbanas es diferente al evangelismo efectivo en contexto rural.

Cursos Requeridos

Enfoque

Año Uno

Año Dos

Año Tres

Año Cuatro

Año Cinco

Biblia

111:
El/la Pastor/a
Como Intérprete
de la Biblia

211:
Biblia Hebrea I

311:
Nuevo Testamento I

411:
Biblia Hebrea II

511:
Nuevo Testamento II

Teología

112:
Teología en el
Espíritu
Wesleyano

212:
Nuestra Herencia Teológica: Primitiva y Medieval

312:
Nuestra Herencia Teológica: La Reforma

412:
Movimiento Wesleyano

512:
Teología Contemporánea

Congregación

113:
Cuidado
Pastoral para
la Formación
Espiritual

213:
Formación para el Discipulado

313:
Nuestra Misión Divina: Evangelización

413:
Culto y Sacramentos

513:
La Iglesia en Misión

Pastor

114:
Liderazgo
Pastoral y Administración

214:
La Práctica de la Predicación

314:
Cuidado y Consejería Pastoral

414:
Etica Personal y Social

514:
Teología y Práctica del Ministerio

Tareas

Completar y enviar a la oficina del Curso de Estudio en Garrett en o antes del primero de Mayo.

Los estudiantes son responsables de revisar que sus tareas estén al día. Algunas preguntas pueden cambiar en le transcurso del tiempo. Si usted tiene problemas consiguiendo la tarea, le pedimos que llame al 847-866-3942 para solicitar que se le envíe una copia por correo.

Observe que esta es una nueva regla.  No se aceptarán tareas luego de esta fecha.

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En adición a las tareas, cada curso requiere el uso de manera apropiada de citar .

Lista de Libros


Itinerario de Clases en Español

Sigue a continuación itinerario de las clases a ofrecerse y las tareas para bajar.


Julio 15 - 27, 2012
estas tareas son para el 2012

Cursos
(cada estudiante puede tomar 4 cursos)

Tarea

001 Licencia para Ministerio Pastoral - Año Introductorio

No hay tarea

111-S El/la Pastor/a Como Intérprete de la Biblia

tarea

112-S Teología en el Espíritu Wesleyano

tarea

113-S Cuidado Pastoral Para la Formación Espiritual

tarea

114-S Liderazgo Pastoral y Administración

tarea

311 S - Nuevo Testamento I

tarea

312 S - Nuestra Herencia Teológica: La Reforma

tarea

313 S - Nuestra Misión Divina: Evangelización

tarea

314 S - Cuidado y Consejería Pastoral

tarea

511 S - Nuevo Testamento II

tarea

512 S - Teología Contemporánea

tarea

513 S - La Iglesia en Misión

tarea

514 S - Teología y Práctica del Ministerio

tarea

Cursos Avanzados

11-603S Antiguo Testamento: Los Libros Proféticos               3 credit hrs
en español

21-638S Migración latina en los Estados Unidos:                    3 credit hrs
Lectura teológica desde lo fílmico   en español


Graduación de la Clase Hispana
  • Julio 27, 2012

Curso de Estudios Avanzados

El Curso de Estudios Avanzados es un plan de estudios que permite a un pastor local alcanzar los requisitos educativos para ser miembro en probatoria, miembro de la Conferencia en conexión completa y ordenación como un presbítero en la Iglesia Metodista Unida. Pastores locales que han completado los cinco años básicos del curso de estudio y que tienen al menos 40 años de edad pueden ser elegibles para la ordenación como un presbítero en conexión plena completando un mínimo de 32 horas de estudio teológico graduado.

Mediante la coordinación con la Junta General de Educación Superior y Ministerio, el Seminario Teológico Evangélico de Garrett ha desarrollado un programa de certificado para completar el currículum de cursos de Estudios Avanzados. Los estudiantes estudian en las clases junto a los estudiantes de Maestría en Divinidades y Maestría de Artes para completar sus cursos. A través de este programa, los estudiantes del Curso de Estudios Avanzados completan 36 horas de nivel posgraduado. Estas 36 horas incluyen ambos estudios fundamentales y funcionales diseñados para ampliar el conocimiento de los estudiantes en cada una de estas áreas. De acuerdo a directrices de GBHEM (siglas en inglés):

  1. Cursos fundamentales incluyen estudios en áreas de teología, historia de la iglesia, estudio bíblico o la Iglesia en la sociedad.
  2. Cursos funcionales incluyen trabajos avanzados en consejería, administración de la iglesia, evangelismo, predicación, enseñanza o adoración.

El Seminario Evangélico Garrett ofrece una mezcla de cursos en inglés y español para ayudar a los estudiantes a completar el currículo de cursos de estudios avanzados.

Para mas información sobre como completar el currículo del Curso de Estudios Avanzados, revise con la Junta de Ministerio Ordenado de su Conferencia.

Certificación del Curso de Estudios Avanzados
Requisitos para completar 2011-2012

 Tiene que haber terminado los siguientes cursos para recibir un certificado como completado del Seminario Evangélico Garrett.

CURSOS FUNDAMENTALES - 15 horas mínimas por semestre
Cursos en teología, historia de la Iglesia, estudios bíblicos, o Iglesia en la sociedad

11-xxx

Antigua Testamento

3

12-xxx

Nuevo Testamento

3

13-xxx

Historia Cristiana

3

21-xxx

Teologia

3

22-xxx

Ética
(cumple con el requisito de Iglesia en la sociedad)

3

CURSOS FUNCIONALES - 15 horas mínimas por semestre
Cursos en consejería, administración de la Iglesia, evangelismo, predicación, enseñanza o adoración

31-501

Predicación

3

31-xxx

Adoración

3

32-xxx

Cuidado Pastoral

3

33-xxx

Educación Cristiana

3

34-xxx

Liderato Congregacional

3

CURSOS METODISTAS - 6 horas por semestre

40-674

Estudios Metodistas: Wesley y el siglo 19

3

40-673

Estudios Metodistas: Siglo 20 hasta el presente

3

36 horas


Por recomendación de la División de Ministerios de Diáconos y Diaconal de la Iglesia Metodista Unida La Junta General de Educación Superior y Ministerio, el número máximo de cursos a transferir es 3.  En adición a lo anterior, una unidad básica de Educación Pastoral Clínica  puede ser reconocida como un equivalente de 6 horas de semestre.

Perspectiva

Perspectiva del Curso de Estudio para Pastores Locales

La Escuela del Curso de Estudio ofrece a Pastores Locales con Licencia para predicar la oportunidad de llenar los requisitos necesarios para Pastores Locales de la Iglesia Metodista Unida a través de un programa de 5 años de estudios teológicos que promueven el conocimiento bíblico y el liderato pastoral.

Los cursos edifican uno sobre otro durante los 5 años del programa. Los Cursos en secuencia 100 son los primeros a tomar. Cursos en secuencia de 200, 300 y 400 se pueden tomar en el orden que se ofrecen. Los del curso 500 deben ser los últimos que se tomen. Estudiantes que tienen alguna educación teológica o cursos académicos en religión, pueden aplicar para los cursos avanzados en el programa del Curso de Estudio.  Comunicarse con el Director para más información sobre transferencia de créditos.

Por favor note:.

  • El hospedaje sera en dormitorio tradicional.  Todas las unidades tienen aire acondicionado.  ¡No hay cocinas totalmente equipadas!
  • Hay apartamentos disponibles.
  • Las cuotas de hospedaje son por persona. Con el permiso anticipado del director, otros miembros de la familia pueden acompañar a los participantes, pero se les cargará la cantidad completa por hospedaje y comidas por persona.
  • El plan de comida es obligatorio para todos para promover el convivio en comunidad y mantener los costos bajos para todos los estudiantes. Incluirán desayuno, almuerzo y cena en la cafetería de la universidad.

Aplique para Admision

Cuotas, hospedaje y otros costos

Fechas de la Escuela del Curso

Fechas de la Escuela del Curso de Estudio 2012

English-Language School

  • Session I: July 10-19, 2012
    Courses: 111, 113, 211, 213, 311, 313, 411, 413, 511, 513
  • Session II: July 20-29, 2012
    Courses: 112, 114, 212, 214, 312, 314, 412, 414, 512, 514


Hmong-Language School

  • July 8-20, 2012
    Courses: 211, 212, 213, 214


Español-Escuela del Curso de Estudio

  • Julio 15-27, 2012
    Curso: Licencia para Predicar
    Cursos Básicos: 111, 112, 113, 114, 311, 312, 313, 314, 511, 512, 513, 514

Cursos Avanzados
Llamar al Departamento de Admisiones al 847-866-3929 para mas informacion sobre el procedimiento.

Escuelas de Extensión

Escuelas de Extensión

 

Having trouble getting to Evanston? If you are a part time Local Pastor, check out an extension school:

Illinois Great Rivers Annual Conference: http://www.gbgm-umc.org/igrcos/index.htm Contact:

E. Michael Jones 
405 Jay Dr.
Mount Vernon, IL 62864-2249
618.244.0538                             
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Indiana Area Extension School for Part-time United Methodist Local Pastors, held at the University of Indianapolis. Contact:

J. Wilbur Yates (Co-Director)
1502 Sanders Dr
Auburn, IN 46706 
260-925-1167                                
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Herbert Cassel (Co-Director)
719 West Banta Rd
Indianapolis, IN 46217 
317-786-4124                                
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Upper Midwest Area Extension School for Part-time Local Pastors, held at Morningside College, Sioux City, Iowa. Contact:

Ed Kail (Director)
1201 E 7th St, Ste #300
Atlantic, IA 50022
(712) 243-8573                                 
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Curso de Estudio

A todos los queridos de Dios, y especialmente a ésos que llamó al ministerio como pastores locales:

¡A usted gracia y paz de Dios nuestro Padre y de nuestro Señor Jesucristo!

036-3Con el saludo apostólico antiguo le damos la bienvenida a la Escuela del Curso de Estudio del Seminario Teológico Evangélico Garrett (GETS). Nuestra meta es desarrollar para la iglesia Metodista Unida y el mundo pastores locales líderes que sean audaces a través de una experiencia educativa y formativa de calidad.

Nuestra escuela proporciona una educación de alta calidad en tres idiomas: Inglés, Español y Hmong. Esto nos da oportunidades para aprender en una comunidad con presencia multi-cultural y actividades que ayudan al clero a formar su práctica del ministerio en un contexto cada vez más diverso.

La Escuela del Curso de Estudio del Seminario Teológico Evangélico Garrett sigue un modelo residencial, reuniéndose cada año en las últimas tres semanas de julio. Las sesiones varían en longitud, dependiendo de los planes formulados por la facultad de cada escuela dependiendo del idioma. Actualmente esto significa dos sesiones en Inglés extendiéndose en tres semanas y una sesión de dos semanas en Español o Hmong. Los detalles del itinerario son encontrados siguiendo el enlace en el fondo de esta página.

Con nuestra facultad firme y comprometida, la naturaleza multi-cultural, y el liderato estudiantil excelente, la Escuela del Curso de Estudio del Seminario Teológico Evangélico Garrett ofrece una experiencia de formación académica, espiritual y personal que le preparará para tomar su lugar como líder audaz y eficaz en la iglesia de Cristo.

Esperando compartir su jornada.

Marigene Chamberlain
Director de Curso de la Escuela de Estudios

Requisitos de Admisión

Requisitos de Admisión para la Escuela del Curso de Estudio

Para poder asistir a la Escuela del Curso de Estudio, usted tiene:

  • Que tener licencia como Pastor Local de la Iglesia Metodista Unida (estudiantes de otras denominaciones o programas pueden ser admitidos al programa a la discreción del Director de la Escuela del Curso de Estudio en consulta con su presbítero u otro supervisor denominacional.  Si esta asistiendo a nuestra escuela por primera vez su aplicacion tiene que venir acompañada con una copia de su Licensia para Predicar);
  • Que ser endosado por el registrador de pastores locales del comité de ordenación de la conferencia que usted pertenece.
  • Recibir permiso de su Superintendente de Distrito y registrador de pastores locales. Este requisito es necesario para asistir al año introductorio.

Aplicación, Procedimientos y Fecha Limite de Aplicación

Para aplicar al Programa del Curso de Estudio, siga los siguientes pasos: (todas las formas están en formato PDF)

Aplicar

  • Complete las formas, obtenga las firmas necesarias y envíelas por correo junto con una cuota de registro que no es reembolsable, a:
    Escuela del Curso de Estudio
    Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary
    2121 Sheridan Road
    Evanston, IL 60201

 

Si tiene preguntas adicionales, por favor envíe correo electrónico a  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  o llame a la oficina del Curso de Estudio 847-866-3942

Cursos Avanzados

Los cursos avanzados estan a nivel de los cursos regulares del currículo de Garrett.  Si en un futuro desea hacer una maestria en Divinidades, estas clases se las convalidan.  Llame al 847-866-3929 para más información.

Cuotas

Cuotas del Curso de Estudio

Cuotas de Cursos para el 2013

  • $320 cuota Licencia para Ministerio Pastoral - Año Introductorio
  • $170 Cuota por cada curso básico
  • $250 Cuota por curso para estudiante laico que no es Pastor Local

Otras Cuotas para el 2013 * no reembolsable antes de Febrero 15 

  • $75 cuota de registro.  (Si se pagada por Febrero 15)
  • $85 cuota de registro. (Si es pagada entre Febrero 15 y Mayo 1)
  • $135 cuota de registro. (Si es pagada después de Mayo 1 pero antes de Junio 2)  No se aceptan registraciones luego de Junio 2
  • $30 Cuota de actividad estudiantil. (obligatorio para todos los estudiantes)
  • $60 Depósito para reservar alojamiento. (debe acompañar la forma de hospedaje)
  • $30 Multa por reservar alojamiento Junio 2 o luego.
  • $260 Comida por persona.

Cuotas para Cursos Avanzados 2013 (Llamar el Departamento de Admisiones al 847-866-3929 para más información)

Cursos

Cursos 

Instructor

Tarea 

001 - Año Introductorio   


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 111 - El Pastor Como Intérprete de la Biblia                

112 -  Teología en el Espíritu Wesleyano                      

113 - Cuidado Pastoral Para La Formacion Espiritual      

114 - Linderazgo Pastoral y Administración de la Iglesia

 

Tarea

Tarea

Tarea

Tarea

311 - El Pueblo De Dios: Vida y Fe de la Iglesia Del Nuevo Testamento

312 - Nuestra Herencia Teológica: La Reforma

313 - Nuestra Misión Divina: Evangelización 

314 - Cuidado y Consejería Pastoral 

 

Tarea

Tarea

Tarea

Tarea

511 - La Palabra de Dios: Textos Del Nuevo Testamento 

512 - Teología Contemporánea: El Siglo XX 

513 - Nuestra Misión: Agente Transformador 

514 - Teología y la Práctica Del Ministerio 

 

Tarea

Tarea

Tarea

Tarea

 

Donde Encontrar Libros

Student Handbook

Student Handbook en Espanol

 

Field Education

Without exception, Garrett-Evangelical graduates point to their field education experience as key to their seminary education. Our field education program reflects the seminary’s philosophy that students mature into ministry by knowing, being and doing.

By combining hands-on experience with our academic course series, Vocational Formation & Church Leadership (VFCL), we offer students the finest opportunity to discern, test and refine their call to ministry.

For Students

Field Education is an academic requirement beginning in the fall of your 2nd year and is concurrent with the second year of VFCL.  Master of Divinity students take two years of field education, serving at the field site 15 hours per week. You may remain at the same site for both years or chose a different field experience for the second year. The requirement for Master of Arts students varies by degree program.

Our program offers:

  • Field Site Discernment – We guide each student to a field site where your call, gifts and vocational goals will be supported, challenged, refined and affirmed.
  • A Variety of Sites – Options include churches in urban, suburban and rural settings in the immediate area and surrounding states; chaplaincies in both health related and collegiate settings; a variety of social service and outreach agencies.
  • Mentoring – Students meet weekly with the field site supervisor for theological reflection and support. (The VFCL course is structured to provide additional mentoring from ministry professionals and peers.)
  • Compensation – Students receive a stipend for their work in field education.

Staff

  Karla Kincannon
Director of Field Education and VFCL
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      Ken Ehrman
Field Education Coordinator
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  Wendy Kneer
Administrator
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Field Site Inquiry

Thank you for your interest in mentoring a Garrett-Evangelical student. It is due to the deep commitment of our teaching sites and Field Site Supervisors that we are able to offer an outstanding Field Education program. 

Field Education is an academic requirement beginning in the fall of the students’ 2nd year. Master of Divinity students take two years of field education. They may remain at the same site for both years or chose a different field experience for the second year. The requirement for Master of Arts students varies by degree program. 

Today's ministries have many needs and limited resources so it is tempting to expect our students to supply vital programmatic resources. However, this is not the purpose of Field Education, and while we have great confidence in our students' abilities and commitment, their role is that of student rather than employee. For most of our students, youth ministry is not a primary vocational interest.

The field site placement process begins with our interviews with each individual student to identify field sites where they will be supported, challenged, refined and affirmed.  Field Site Supervisors must be able offer time and care in providing structure, encouragement and evaluation during the entire period of the student's service. 

Site Supervisors agree to provide the following:

  • During their 15 hour per week commitment at the site, students must be given the opportunity and resources to experience a variety of meaningful activities and learning experiences.
  • In addition to programmatic meetings, the site supervisor must set aside one hour per week to meet with the student for theological reflection.
  • The site provides a stipend of $3500 to the student for the academic year, and reimbursement for travel expenses incurred in service to the site (excluding commuting to/from the site).


Note: Most of our students serve 15 hours a week during the academic year, but there are full-time summer programs, internships and other creative options that we are willing to consider. 

We begin our placement process at the start of the spring semester with the goal of securing field sites for our students by the end of May. If you have further questions, contact:

Karla Kincannon, Director of Field Education and VFCL, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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Field Education Site Inquiry Form

If you wish to be considered as a field site, please complete the Field Education Site Inquiry Form.
***Please be sure to press the "Submit" button once you have completed the form.

Online Courses

Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary continuously implements new and emerging technologies to reach out to as many people as possible and to prepare spiritual leaders in every stage of their lives and ministries. While we honor the traditional methods of instruction and rich heritage of academia we also embrace non-traditional methods such as online learning and hybrid classes.

All online courses are open to students enrolled in one of Garrett-Evangelical’s graduate degrees, certificates, or enrichment programs. We have twelve accredited online courses offered in a two-year rotation. Students may enroll in these online courses to fulfill part of their degree or program.

If you're yearning to enhance your ministry, now is the time to immerse yourself in a dynamic course taught by outstanding faculty. 

Apply Online   

Find an Online Course

For more information on these courses see the Course Syllabi.

Fall 2013

  • Vocational Formation & Church Leadership, year 1, Dr. Timothy Eberhart, Visiting Assistant Professor of Moral and Public Theology.
  • Vocational Formation & Church Leadership, year 3 (hybrid course), Dr. Linda Vogel.
  • Bible Content, the Bible faculty.
  • Introduction to Old Testament, Dr. Brooke Lester, Assistant Professor of Hebrew Scripture.
  • Romans, Dr. Charles Cosgrove, Professor of Early Christian Literature.
  • History of Christian Thought & Practice 1, Dr. Jim Papandrea, Associate Professor of Church History.
  • Spiritual Disciplines for Personal & Parish Renewal, Dr. Dwight Judy, Professor of Spiritual Formation.
  • Theology of Evangelism, Dr. Mark Teasdale, Assistant Professor of Evangelism.
  • United Methodist History, Dr. Mark Teasdale, Assistant Professor of Evangelism.

Spring 2014

  • Vocational Formation & Church Leadership, year 1, Dr. Timothy Eberhart, Visiting Assistant Professor of Moral and Public Theology.
  • Vocational Formation & Church Leadership, year 3 (hybrid course), Dr. Linda Vogel.
  • Bible Content, the Bible faculty.
  • Introduction to New Testament, Dr. Charles Cosgrove, Professor of Early Christian Literature.
  • History of Christian Thought & Practice 2, Dr. Anna Johnson, Assistant Professor of Reformation Church History.
  • Introduccion a la Teologia, Dr. Nancy Bedford, Georgia Harkness Professor of Applied Theology.
  • Teaching for Biblical Faith, Dr. Reggie Blount, Assistant Professor of Formation, Youth, and Culture. 
  • United Methodist Doctrine, Dr. Barry Bryant, Associate Professor of United Methodist and Wesleyan Studies.
  • United Methodist Polity, Dr. Mark Fowler, Associate Professor of Church Leadership.
  • Supervision in Spiritual Direction

Summer 2014

  • Vocational Formation & Church Leadership, year 1, Dr. Timothy Eberhart, Visiting Assistant Professor of Moral and Public Theology.
  • Introduction to Theology, Dr. Hendrik Pieterse, Associate Professor of Global Christianity and World Religions.
  • UM Worship: Theory and Practice, Dr. Ron Anderson, Ernest and Bernice Styberg Professor of Worship.

 

Is Online Learning for You?

Is Online Learning for You?

 

Nobody can guarantee a prospective student that she or he is prepared to succeed in online learning. However, the following video and quiz can help you figure out areas in which you are well prepared, and areas in which you may require more preparation. Take the Quiz

 

Technical Requirements

Technical Requirements

  • Operating System
    • Mac: OS X 10.5 or higher, 450MHz PowerPC G3 processor or higher recommended
    • PC: Windows XP w/ Service Pack 2 or later, Vista, 7, Home, or Student.
    • Other: Red Hat® Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5 or later, openSUSE® 11 or later, Ubuntu 7.10 or later, or Solaris™ 10.
  • Ram: 1 GB (gigabyte) or more
  • Hard Drive: 10 GB or more
  • The capacity to watch multiple video formats:
  • Soundcard and speakers (or headphones)
  • Display: 15” monitor or larger (Some 13” will work); resolution should be 600 X 800 pixels or higher.
  • Current version of Adobe Reader and Adobe Flash player
  • Web Browsers: Moodle is optimized for Firefox but works well with most browsers.
    • Internet Explorer 7
    • Firefox 3.6.6
    • Google Chrome 2.0
    • Safari 3.0
    • Opera 9.5
    • AOL 9.0
  • Broadband is highly recommended and is defined as:
    • Upload transfer  rate of at least 1.0 megabits/second (or higher), and
    • Download rate of 2.0 - 4.0 megabits/second (or higher)
  • Cookies must be enabled.

For more information on online courses at Garrett-Evangelical, contact Dr. Pam Holliman, Director of Distance Learning and Associate Professor, Pastoral Theology and Pastoral Psychotherapy, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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The United Methodist Church, welcomes
students from a wide range of faith traditions.